I hauled out Tuesday to get a list of bottom projects done in the off season. One of those jobs was to get the props off and tuned and replace the cutless bearings. I had previously noticed that the shaft was hard to turn by hand, but there was no side to side or up-down play in the shaft at the bearing, nor any vibration which are the classic signs of needing new cutless bearings. In prep for the job, I followed Strecker25's (thank you Ryan!!) lead as he had done this last year. He had purchased a Strut Pro set up for the combination of shaft/cutless bearing on the 410's (1-3/4" shaft, 2-3/8" OD bearing), and he was kind enough to lend me the tool. If your contemplating doing this job yourself, strut pro is the way to go! First order of business was to get the Props off, and this was pretty simple as the Strut pro had an attachement to do just this thing. Installed the strut Pro, tightened it up and a good whack with a 5lb sledge and they were both off in about an hour. Next, I wanted to get the old bearings out. First I had to get the set screws loose which turned out to be the bitchy part of the job (I had to drill a couple of them out and chase the threads). On the first bearing, I didnt realize there were 2 set screws, but the Strut Pro pushed the old bearing out no problem. I got both set screws ofF the other and punched it out as well. All in, took about 6 hours to get both props off and both old bearings pulled. Had a nice sunset over the lake to reward my efforts.